Flying Officer John Gordon LOBBAN

Service No: 423771
Born: Horsham VIC, 17 June 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Oxford aircraft LW999), Wallan VIC, 29 April 1944, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert and Marion Lobban; husband of Nina Fisken Lobban, of Strathfield, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Strathfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Strathfield World War 2 Roll Of Honour, Strathfield NSW
Remembered: University of Sydney World War 2 Roll of Honour, Camperdown NSW

During a non-operational travel flight on 29 April 1944, Oxford LW999 crashed at 1725 hours near Wallan, Victoria, and all on board were killed.

The crew members of LW999 were:

Squadron Leader Allyn Clive Douglass DSO DFC (404374) (Observer, No 7 Operational Training Unit)
Flying Officer John Gordon Lobban (423771) (Pilot)
Flight Lieutenant Alexander Philip Stepto Wood (400747) (Pilot, Supernumerary)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/25/144
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line